Former captain Emmanuel Adebayor returned to the side and helped Togo to a 1-0 win away to Guinea-Bissau, to book their place in the second round of African qualifying for the 2014 World Cup - 2-1 on aggregate.
Adebayor, currently on loan at Tottenham, is a massive figure in his homeland, but it was Serge Gakpe who netted the deciding goal in the second minute.
Congo DR ran out 5-1 winners against Swaziland with an 8-2 aggregate thrashing of Swaziland. TP Mazembe striker Tresor Mputu and Al-Ahly Doha's Dioko Kaluyituka netted two goals apiece, with Yves Diba Ilunga getting the fifth after Sidumo Shongwe's consolation.
Namibia powered into the next stage with another 4-0 win over Djibouti.
Bernard Kaanjuka's side dominated the first leg and they repeated the feat at home as Lazarus Kaimbi's double and goals by Heinrich Isaacks and Sidney Urikhob sealed a comfortable win.
Madagascar came from behind to beat Equatorial Guinea 2-1, but just missed out on a place in the next round as they lost 3-2 on aggregate.
Burundi also had to mount a comeback, 2-1 at home to Lesotho, and managed to secure progress as Saidi Tama Nduwimana's 88th-minute penalty sent them through on away goals as they had won the first leg 1-0.
Tanzania progressed on the away goals rule thanks to their 2-1 win in the first leg over Chad, despite losing 1-0 at home and Congo were held 1-1 by Sao Tome and Principe, but strolled through courtesy of their 5-0 victory in the first leg.
Mozambique's 4-1 victory at home to Comoros was added to their 1-0 win last week to see them through.
Kenya defeated Seychelles 4-0 at home to complete a 7-0 aggregate win, while Rwanda downed Eritrea 3-1 away from home to win through 4-2 on aggregate.